As we showed earlier in the week, Sean Duffy telling us of his financial woes. The poor guy is trying to make it on $174,000/yr. As Zach pointed out, it is hard to have 6 kids and 2 homes these days. In case you missed the video(the republicans have tried to censor the video), you can view it here!
Well some of us “elites” in the lower part of the state do not understand the plight of the poor in Northern Wisconsin.
While Ashland County’s poverty increased to 18 percent from 2005 to 2009, the greatest poverty decline in the state from 2005 to 2009 occurred in Bayfield County, where poverty fell from 13 percent to 11 percent.
In 2000 only two Wisconsin counties had poverty rates higher than 15 percent. But from 2005 to 2009 that number jumped to 10 counties – including Ashland.
So let’s not judge the Duffy family, as they are victims of their environment. The Democratic Party has made fun of Congressman Duffy, but I don’t think they are taking this seriously enough. I think we need to help Brother Sean and Sister Rachel out, so I am suggesting a few different ideas.
#1. Call his office and tell them that they are in your thoughts. No one should have to try and make ends meet on a measly $174,000/yr in Wisconsin!
Washington, DC Office
1208 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3365 or (855) 585-4251 (toll-free)
Fax: (202) 225-3240
208 Grand Ave.
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: (715) 298-9344
Ashland Office:(sorry none exist)
3. While The Duffy’s live in Ashland, WI and that is a little too far away for most of us to go help personally, here are a couple of places that are in need of donations. When you donate, be sure and mark your donation “to help the Sean Duffy family”
* The Brick Ministries, help provide services for approximately 600 families(601 now that we know the needs of Sean Duffy’s family), and that number is growing. They could use your help in stocking food shelves in Cornucopia, Melon, the Duffy pantry and soon to be in Cable WI. You can make a tax free donation here!
* Another organization that can use your help, to help the Duffy’s is Northwest Community Services Agency, According to their website:
NWCSA as a community-based organization is dedicated to the betterment of life of the low-income residents in its SDA. Wide arrays of programs are offered by way of assistance to alleviate the needs of the disadvantaged. The programs administered by NWCSA include Energy Assistance, Homeless Programs & Services, Food Pantries, TEFAP, WIC, Transportation Assistance, Judicare, RSVP, Free Store, Emergency Assistance, Rental Rehab and others. They need Volunteer help and monetary donations to make sure that the Duffy family(and other actually needy families) are taken care.
4. We are also in talks with Willie Nelson and Neil Young for a Sean Duffy benefit concert(details pending).